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Back from Pennsic


So, thanks to a broken washer, none of our laundry is done, but because we're retired, it's not a disaster, even though once it's fixed (next Monday), I have epic amounts of laundry.  Bob is going out to the local laundromat tomorrow with a load of essentials, but the rest can wait.

Best Pennsic ever, srsly.  Highlights, bulleted for my convenience:

*I am teaching at Double Wars in Sweden next May (amadejska , I'll e-mail you tomorrow with classes and everything!)
*My friends are THE BEST FRIENDS EVER.
*Frog and Toad are Friends.
*The tent did not leak on anything irreplaceable, despite the episodic torrential rain.
*The episodic torrential rain did not cause any issues, and mostly happened while we were sleeping.
*Frogs!
*I have a Finnish fan club (eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!).
*"Who's that prat with the sombrero?".
*"I say." "Rather."  "Quite."
*"Trickle-down frogenomics".
*Singing (Lost Cause!  Whoo!). 
*Bob making Cuan go purple with laughter.
*New Laurel Checklist (Hi, Chris!).
*Saints and Bob - "exercising the frogs?".
*Air-Captain Biggles and the Toad Squadron.
*Getting all the canvas packed before the rain (and before noon!).
*V'Ermine - the bestest camp and the bestest camp-mates ever.

There was so much, and it's still all reeling around in my head.  Two weeks went by so quickly, it seemed like one (except for my body complaining about no sofa).  The weather was hot the first week, but really, it was great.  No mud pits, no loss of life, and I managed not to get sunburnt.  My protege Brian won the Cadets Tournament against 72 other cadets/freescholars (Arghylle came second), and I'm super proud of him.  I got to hang out with my peeps at Reconstructing History (best embroidery patterns evah, you guys, rilly), and even had a "meet the designer" day, which went great.

It was an amazing, amazing Pennsic, and so relaxed.  I am happy, even confronted with a pile of work (who says retirement is relaxing?!) and laundry. 

Photos from theodorad .

Comments

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aliskye
Aug. 18th, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
I'm bummed I didn't get to meet you! I did buy one of your coif embroidery patterns though. :)
brickhousewench
Aug. 18th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
thanks to a broken washer, none of our laundry is done,

Oh noes! I had four loads of post-Pennsic laundry, so I feel your pain. *sad face*

*Frog and Toad are Friends.

Hee! (I loves it when I gets the in jokes, I does!) So wonderful to bump into you at RH and get to chat with you again. And *squee* over the jacket. So lovely!
eithni
Aug. 18th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
Frogs are always the right answer. :) I saw you briefly and meant to say hi, but got distracted talking about my new sexy cookpot with John. I'm glad you had such a great War!
noelcc
Aug. 18th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
Double Wars? Sweden?

Do tell. Please. There is a retired Swedish Army officer doing his damnest to convince me to come live with him. He's bringing me over for my Birthday in January and again in the late spring.
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 18th, 2011 08:47 am (UTC)
I am thinking to come to Double Wars next year, now I am am thinking it even more! - another Finn here...
sewloud
Aug. 18th, 2011 11:28 am (UTC)
While he was unpacking Bob kept finding more frogs, he'd come back in with another one to put in the shrine, then another...then another. It got rather funny :-)
theodorad
Aug. 18th, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
Frogs make Bob happy. Really, they do. :-)
amadejska
Aug. 19th, 2011 10:50 am (UTC)
Glad I could help making your Pennsic great!
I am so happy to hear that you are so excited about coming to teach at Double Wars! And I am really excited about being able to start the planing MONTHS in advance for once!
dugih
Aug. 19th, 2011 10:50 am (UTC)
Finnish fan club...
Yeah, we Finns like wisecracking red heads, so it is you and Conan O'Brien ;)
Been enjoying your writing :)
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kls_eloise
Aug. 26th, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
Bob sent one of the frogs home with my small daughter. She now thinks he's pretty cool.
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